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Eau Benite - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

428 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 51
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-06-2001)
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Photo of Brenden
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unibroue's "other Tripel" is a pale, soft and heavily clouded bright light-medium golden yellow. The head is pure white, fluffy and cottony, and rests just taller than one finger with good stay and stick revealing itself in retention and on the walls of the glass as the beer subsides and light chunking, as it were, remains.
This beer is of essentially the exact same character in aroma and flavor, translating as completely as possible. A prominent but not overdone spiciness is revealed immediately and remains in this brew in its entirety. It's the kind of spicing one might find in a spice cake, but without heavy grains or dark malts, and with this beer's citrus overtones, is something else entirely. Lots of clove, a soft and powdery sweetness, and tangy lemon zest make for layers of developing aromas and flavors that make for a complex and fantastic overall character, all the better as all of the pear, banana, and apple notes make their way in.
Soft and fluffy but sweet, there's a light dryness that balances out the feel and there's lots of smoothness to this while a brisk crispness never falls back.

Brenden, May 17, 2014
Photo of Socialiste
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Socialiste, May 17, 2014
Photo of Morakaton
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Morakaton, May 14, 2014
Photo of barczar
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy golden with a lingering, silky ivory head.

Belgian yeast esters of banana, clove, coriander, bruised apple, and pear are accented by soft citrus.

Notes of grapefruit underlie a slightly toasted bready malt backbone, accompanied by light confectioners sweetness. Banana is more subtle. Clove rounds out the aftertaste.

Body is moderate, with spritzy carbonation and modest alcohol warmth.

Citrus esters are a nice break from the bready malt backbone. The clove becomes a bit overwhelming.

barczar, May 07, 2014
Photo of BDeibs
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

BDeibs, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

GRG1313, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of jim_carignan
4/5  rDev -0.5%

jim_carignan, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

afsdan, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of weonfire
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

weonfire, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of devilfluff
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

devilfluff, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Crumpetsnbeer
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Crumpetsnbeer, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of JamieDuncan
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up as a Christmas two pack in February because they were trying to clear them out. For the price I had to give it a run. Not a great looking beer, light without much of a head. Excellent smell although not real strong. Taste is similar, very good to excellent but not as much, shall I say bang as I would like, but very smooth. Extremely drinkable for the ABV which gives it bonus points overall and decent value, at least at the price I paid. Overall a strong beer that I would certainly buy again at a good price.

JamieDuncan, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev -0.5%

InspectorBob, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of HoppyBastard2
4/5  rDev -0.5%

HoppyBastard2, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Morey
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Morey, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of Snowdog
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Snowdog, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of brutusmuktuk
3.2/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow color with a small white head. Has a subtle yeasty aroma. Flavor is also very subtle. Has hints of yeast and a touch of sweetness. Doesn’t quite stand out against other top tripels, such as Unibroue’s own La Fin Du Monde, but is still decent.

brutusmuktuk, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of AnakinVader
4/5  rDev -0.5%

AnakinVader, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Los1324
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Los1324, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

jaydoc, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of mattmarka1
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of AWB3
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

AWB3, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of minterro
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bought in a two pack with Maudite. Poured into a tulip glass. Paired midway through with sharp cheddar cheese, pepperjack cheese, and peppercorn triscuits. The best by date on the bottle is: 08-02-14

A&S: you can see boat loads of unfiltered specks floating around the bottle even before it gets to the glass. The last pour is straight up murky. Very spicy and tart in the aroma. After a few moments this very sweet syrupy agave aroma comes through and stays in the bottle but not in the glass. When in the glass it has a ton lemony citrus aromas and fruity tartness. Meanwhile in the bottle there are some grassy almost fresh rain notes I don't get in the glass. The head of this beer is extremely volatile, upon pouring it begins at 3 fingers, but surprisingly after it starts to take a dive, it retains in a 1/2 finger creamy layer for a while. No lacing on the glass. Very murky and lively (with carbonation) pale orange colored beer.

T&M: Very tart upfront but as it gets closer and closer to the bottom it increasingly gets very sweet and funky. Very minimal amount of bitterness in the finish. On the low side of ABV for the style, but very well hidden. Tons of carbonation, medium to light body.

Overall: I really liked this beer. I liked it better than it's counter part in the 2-pack Maudite. Would for sure consider buying this combo again (especially for the price) and almost entirely for this beer. I would love to do this one and La Fin back to back, they are both so different (even being the same style) and both excellent.

minterro, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Belittle
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Belittle, Jan 10, 2014
Eau Benite from Unibroue
90 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.